Mrs. Gwendolyn Bobbie Townsend


Mrs. Gwendolyn Bobbie Townsend, age 83 of Chatsworth, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Townsend was a long-standing member of First Baptist Church of Chatsworth. She also worked as a nurse at the Chatsworth Health Department until she retired. She loved her family, gardening, her church, reading, and watching her grandchildren swim in the pool at her home. Before the death of her husband, Buel Edgar Townsend, Bobbie and Buel loved to travel with two of their favorite places being Hawaii and the Grand Canyon. You could also find her visiting with her two great friends George Ross and Caroline Forrest as the three of those shared many common interests including love for their church.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Mr. Buel Edgar Townsend on October 2, 2008. Her family truly believes she and Buel are now reunited and joyful in Heaven. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Franklin Broyles and Luda Mae Broyles, and her sisters Anne Kimbro and Glennis Norrell.

She was survived by her family, daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and George Edward Hughes of Chatsworth; son, Steven Townsend of Chatsworth; and grandchildren, Shannon Williams Burke, Ashley Brooke Bohannon, Rachel Williams Brindle, Rebekah Williams Garofalo, Stephanie Townsend Deyo, Addison Townsend, Tate Townsend, Brianne Hughes Cherry, and Jada Hughes Watson. She was also survived by eleven great-grandchildren who adored “Grandma Townsend”. She was also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Frankie and Darrell Morgan; sister, Martha Cole; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Joyce Townsend, more nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Gwendolyn Bobbie Townsend were held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. from the chapel of Peeples Funeral Home with Rev. George Ross and Rev. Mark Carr officiating. Interment was held on Wednesday, June 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Murray Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 13, 2022, from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Chatsworth’s Samaritan’s Purse.

Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth has been entrusted with the arrangements for Mrs. Gwendolyn Bobbie Townsend.